For anyone wondering – I won’t be posting anything about the SDCC Marvel film announcements, as I’ll be saving all the character profiles/reading guides, etc, for when the projects come out!
But, if you want any recommendations/have any questions right now, then leave a comment down below and I’ll get back to you ASAP!
As for everything else just watch this space, as I’ll have all the news on Daredevil, Secret Wars, Kang Dynasty, Fantastic Four and everything else coming out as each project releases!
But for now, let’s get into this week’s new comic book day releases!
Flash back to the early days of Hank Pym’s career as the astonishing Ant-Man! It’s date night for Hank and his girlfriend Janet Van Dyne, but nobody told that to Ant-Man’s enemies! Watch as Hank’s ant-agonists band together to finally take down the scientific adventurer! But will anyone come to his rescue? And who is the mysterious stranger who stalks him? Join Al Ewing (IMMORTAL HULK) and Tom Reilly (THE THING) as they explore the history of every hero (past, present and future!) called Ant-Man!
This is a celebration of 60 years of Ant-Man, so this will be something you’ll need prior knowledge of all previous Ant Man heroes to read.
ALL-NEW ADVENTURES OF THE LEGENDARY THIEF BY CO-CREATOR CHRIS CLAREMONT!
You think you know all there is to know about Remy LeBeau, the Ragin’ Cajun, the mutant known as GAMBIT – but legendary X-scribe Chris Claremont has an ace up his sleeve with this new series! Before he joined the X-MEN, Gambit encountered a mysterious girl named ‘RO – the mutant STORM regressed to her child self by the nefarious NANNY – and the two went up against the forces of the SHADOW KING! Now, revealed for the first time, Gambit finds his path to becoming the heroic X-Man millions of fans call their favorite! Joined by rising star artist Sid Kotian, Chris weaves a story of action, intrigue and revenge that made Gambit the mutant he is and forged his relationship with Storm. You’ll get a charge out of this one, mon ami!
Another one that will probably need prior knowledge of Gambit, Storm, Nanny and the Shadow King. If it helps at all, Gambit is a slightly newer character and his first appearance was in Uncanny X-men Annual (1990) by Chris Claremont.
PETER DAVID RETURNS TO GENIS-VELL, SON OF THE ORIGINAL CAPTAIN MARVEL!
Both now back in the land of the living, Genis-Vell and Rick Jones are about to come crashing back into each other! Witness Genis-Vell, Captain Marvel return to the pages of his very own series written by legendary scribe Peter David, drawn by artist Juanan Ram rez!
Can Rick Jones save Genis – and himself – before they both fade out of existence? Is Rick’s ex-wife, Marlo, the key? Find out when Peter David returns to take Genis-Vell to all-new heights!
This new run was sparked from Kelly Thompson’s Captain Marvel, so I would recommend reading at least that before reading this.
Professor X’s first students as you’ve never seen them before! Class is in session as Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Angel, Beast and Iceman learn what it means to be X-Men – and find their place in the emerging Marvel Universe! Spring Break in Florida may sound fun, but fighting for survival against the Lizard in the Everglades isn’t what they had in mind! Uncanny encounters await for the young mutants with Doctor Strange, Thor and the alien, shape-shifting Skrulls! But when the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants strikes, will the team be beaten – or bewitched? And on an expedition into one of the world’s deadliest jungles, not even the mutant mind of Charles Xavier can guide them safely. No, this mission requires…a Gorilla Man! Enjoy first-class adventures starring the original X-Men!
A bit of a flashback to the original X-Men team originally written in 2006, so you don’t have to worry about the current events of the X-Men to enjoy this. The only thing to keep in mind is that this is set during the X-Men’s debut years, and is before Beast become blue, before Jean became Phoenix (or knew she was telepathic!) and before Bobby knew he was gay.
Mjolnir has gone missing! Nobody, not even the all-seeing Lady Sif, is able to locate the powerful Uru hammer Thor has wielded in battle for centuries. So Thor must turn to the last person he wants help from: Odin. For until Mjolnir is found, nobody is safe! Because it turns out that the hammer is on a rampage across the Ten Realms, leaving only death and destruction in its path! The fatal prophecy of the God of Hammers is about to be unleashed, and Thor must act fast to save his kingdom! Is it all over for the All-Father? Not if an army of the Marvel Universe’s greatest heroes can help it! Everything changes as Donny Cates continues his action-packed Asgardian saga! Plus: Legendary creators return to celebrate Thor’s mighty legacy!
Previous volumes are called: The Devourer King, Prey and Revolations. This series is also set directly after War Of The Realms, so make sure you’re all caught up on that series first!
Iron Man is marooned in a small colony on a remote planet! A message from home warns him that Korvac is still a threat, but recovering from his injuries means pain medication – which might mean a relapse. Will Tony succumb to the temptation that has plagued him for years? Either way, Iron Man will soon face a cosmic showdown on the deck of Galactus’ worldship. And to survive, he must battle Korvac’s zealous and powerful disciples: Controller, Unicorn, Blizzard and a robotically enslaved Original Human Torch! Tony could use some friends, but does Doctor Doom count?! When the dust settles, Iron Man will emerge majorly upgraded and forever changed! But with great power comes great ego, and now his friends on Earth must decide: Has Tony Stark become an Iron God, or a dangerous threat?
This is more a ‘back to basics’ series for Tony, after going through a lot in recent comic runs (including dying and being brought back to life), so I’d make sure to have at least read Dan Slott’s run first. The previous two volumes in this Christopher Cantwell series though are called Books Of Korvac I – Big Iron and Books Of Korvac II – Overclock.
Look to the stars as the next exciting era of HULK begins! The gamma-powered creative team of Donny Cates and Ryan Ottley takes on the Hulk – and the results are sure to be incredible! The Hulk’s uncontrollable rage has reached a new level – and nobody, including the Avengers, is prepared to handle it. But is it really the Hulk that people should fear, or is another factor at play? Bruce Banner thinks he finally has total control of his emerald alter ego – and in fact, he might. But variables can happen at any time, and this one is something even his brilliant mind couldn’t have imagined. Now, as Bruce hurtles deep into outer space on a dangerous quest, he’s about to find out that the Hulk isn’t alone!
The start to a brand new Hulk series, so you shouldn’t really need to read anything specific first. But, if you want to be completely caught up, then I’d recommend Jason Aaron’s Avengers run, as well as Al Ewing’s Hulk run.
Jonathan Hickman’s acclaimed run reaches its epic conclusion as time runs out for the Avengers – and the world! For Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and the Illuminati, it’s all been building to this. One by one, the realities of the Multiverse have collided and been destroyed, leaving the Marvel Universe as one of the last dimensions standing. Now the saga jumps forward eight months to the day of the Final Incursion! After the revelation of the Illuminati’s desperate, world-shattering actions, the Avengers are fragmented. While one group seeks out the Illuminati for a confrontation, another takes the fight to the vicious new Cabal! But what has become of Tony Stark and Doctor Strange? Will all the battles they’ve endured – and all the sacrifices they’ve made – prepare the Avengers for the inevitable end of everything?
The previous volumes are simply numbered 1-4!
And that’s everything coming out this week! Who’s putting Ant-Man and Avengers on their pull lists? Tell me down below what else you’re buying!